WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.78: what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.16.78.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a video message feature, along with a screen-sharing option!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Video messages
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.78 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may experiment with the same features by installing the previous updates of the app.
I have the same version but I don’t have these features, why? Although WhatsApp has officially announced these features, some users may receive them over the coming weeks, as mentioned in the changelog on the App Store.
Previous news? WhatsApp is working on new text formatting tools for messaging!


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we announced a new feature widely available to beta testers: video messages. Thanks to video messages, it’s possible to share real-time videos lasting up to 60 seconds, and it works as effortlessly as sending a simple voice note. A few hours ago, the WhatsApp for iOS 23.16.78 update was released on the App Store. Thanks to the official changelog, we discovered that WhatsApp is widely rolling out the ability to record and share video messages!

The official changelog mentions that screen sharing is now supported in video calls, which we announced in the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update. However, it also mentions that the ability to record and share video messages is available, which was previously revealed by Mark Zuckerberg in the official Meta channel on Instagram. If you want to experiment with this feature, you just have to tap the microphone button within a conversation to switch to video mode and hold to record the video. As happens with voice notes, it’s also possible to swipe up to lock in order to record the video hands-free.

Video messages offer users a faster, more genuine, and personalized way to convey emotions and share moments, distinct from editable and forwardable regular videos. In fact, a video message is more like sending something right away instead of saving it to send later like a regular video. It’s important to highlight that video messages are always end-to-end encrypted: this means that nobody outside the conversation, not even WhatsApp, can access them.

If you don’t have one of these features, note that some accounts may receive them over the coming week, as indicated in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get the feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.

The video message feature, along with the screen sharing capability, is available for iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store. Make sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience.

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